Banana and Black Bean Saute Recipe -
Banana and Black Bean Saute Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Banana and Black Bean Saute

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"Given to me by my friend Amanda, this is a variation of one she used to make at a restaurant. Delicious served on rice!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook the bananas in the hot oil until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the honey and black beans with the bananas; cook and stir another 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the lime juice and salt into the mixture. Pour the coconut milk over the mixture and stir. Allow the mixture to simmer until hot, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2010

This meal just tasted tropical! I didn't know what to expect, but it was great. I used 1/2 the coconut milk to cut some calories, a whole can of black beans, and 2 bananas.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2011

This definitely seemed more like a breakfast porridge than a dinner. It tasted good but was very rich and sweet. Odd for dinner! FYI - I made 1/2 cup (dry) basmati rice with this dish and it seemed to be the right proportions.


17 Ratings

Jul 01, 2010

I kept stumbling on this recipe while doing ingredient searches. Since I had all of the ingredients, I gave it a whirl. It was certainly interesting, but a little on the sweet side and very soupy despite using less than half the coconut milk.

Jul 14, 2010

I thought the dish would be too soupy, too sweet, under-seasoned but it's absolutely perfect. I served it on rice and as it takes no time to make, it's going to be a staple meal in my house. My kids also loved it, no doubt because it's rich and sweet and comforting. I will likely add the entire can of beans next time as well as the whole lime and an extra half of a banana so that I might have left-overs.

Nov 16, 2010

I quite enjoyed this sauce. It was good over the rice... I think I may try it over some pancakes as well, since it was such a sweet, dessert-y flavour. My husband did not enjoy this when I served it hot, but actually liked it better later on after it had soaked into the rice and been refrigerated. I also really loved finding a sweet recipe to use blackbeans!

Nov 30, 2010

This tasted just as I thought it would. Really perfect for Winter blahs! Hubby loved it, and the kids enjoyed it as well. It is sweet, but not too sweet, and the beans mellow the flavor. I used coconut oil as the cooking oil, and the bananas were perfect! Yeah, there are a lot of calories... that said, this is a VERY filling meal, and the serving size is (in my opinion) very large (I am a big person, and I couldnt eat my whole portion!). Thank you for sharing! (I forgot to mention, we served this over jasmine rice)

May 17, 2010

This intrigued me, I had all the ingredients and gave it a try. My rating is closer to 3 1/2-4 stars. I used the entire can of coconut milk and the whole thing turned out very soupy and runny so I'll cut that back next time. I served over brown basmati rice and the dish kind of felt like a breakfast porridge. I liked the taste and may just eat it for breakfast!

Apr 04, 2011

Definitely interesting...but didn't suit my taste. Not bad at all. I think the sweet/soupy/warm situation just confused me. I decided to put in some oatmeal to thicken it and will eat it for breakfast. Give it a shot for fun and curiosity!


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  • Calories
  • 705 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 49.3 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 14.5 g
  • 58%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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